Archive for August, 2007

Immediate Pleasure, Part II

I love buffets. Not only do I like the wide variety of tastes a buffet offers, I like being able to eat as much of my favorite tastes as I desire. I have always preferred Chinese buffets. I like that style of cooking, the mixing of vegetables and meats and sauces in a blend that [...]

Sitting In a Bad Place, Part 1

Every so often, I find myself in a bad place. I’m not talking about a dark alley with flashing neon lights and a lurking group of terribly muscled motorcyle men with crowbars and gold teeth. I’m talking about a bad place physically, or a bad place emotionally, even a bad place financially. Sometimes I find [...]

A First Passage

By Dave Bello Day One — Our trip starts as we meet in St Thomas. For many, this is a return visit to Island Retreat and we recollect on our last class, the places we visited and things we learned. For others, this is the first voyage with Fair Wind and its time to get [...]

The Rare and Wonderful

I was four when I started getting an allowance. Every Sunday my mother would give me a quarter before we left the drug store (which back then was a drug store, toy store, and grocery store all in one — a precursor to Walmart and Sam’s club). I stood in front of all the candy [...]